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for coming in. >> thank you. >> up next, remembering nelson mandela, the president and mrs. obama are on the way to south africa right now for what is becoming a massive memorial, perhaps the largest in world history. heads of state will be gagering to pay respects. it will be a security nightmare for agents around the world. >> cans on across the country thanks to a wintry mix. we will have none other than jim cantore who will be live from the snowy northeast. a look ahead at the politics planner. >> it will bed bidens for them for a holiday celebration. you are watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. once upon a time, an insurance clerk stumbled upon a cottage. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressive. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®.
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
met mandela only once while he was a senator in 2005. as president mr. obama travelled to see the cell where mandela was held for nearly two decades. he described his relationship to the man he and many others affectionately called madiba. >> he is a personal hero and i don't think i am u meek in that regard. he's a hero for the world. >> back this south africa, the mood is part sadness, but part celebration. crowds gathered to remember nelson mandela who changed the world by committing his to the freedom of the south african people. >> i have nothing but deep gratitude they have given to me as an individual and let me state this. they were able to achieve anything, i know that this is because i am the servant of the people of south africa. >> it has been more than two decades since nelson mandela walked out of prison, but for those who lived through it, it seemed to be a piece of a larger puzzle. consider when mandela was freed, we were less than a year removed from china's tianamen square. the berlin wall came down the previous november. it was a fleeting moment in history, but
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former presidents were all seated together. president obama got a warm welcome and greeted the mandela family before he took the podium to pay tribute. at one point the president openly challenged the other world leaders that were in the audience with him. >> there are too many people who happily embrace mandela's dream of reconciliation but passion resists even modest reforms that would challenge growing inequality. there are too many leader who is claim solidarity with his struggle for freedom but do not tolerate the same from their own people. and there are too many of us, too many of us on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard. >> after sending that message to world leaders, the president finished on a personal note. >> and while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> leaders from china, namibia, cuba, were also invited to speak. in fact, at one point, you saw president obama shaking hands with cuba's president, castro. when south africa's current preside